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Education Barely Registers As Key Issue

By Alyson Klein — October 13, 2008 1 min read
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If you needed any more proof that education has been an afterthought this election year, check out the latest Washington Post-ABC News poll, which was released today.

Registered voters were asked which single issue is most important to them. (Question number 6). Just 1 percent said education, while about 53 percent chose the economy/jobs, 7 percent picked health care, and 6 percent selected the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Education was actually polling just a little bit higher - 2 percent - until last month, when problems in the economy really began to escalate.